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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 388 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 347 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 217 51 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 164 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 153 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 146 0 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 132 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 128 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 128 0 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 122 0 Browse Search
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nnock River. Hooker had made important changes in the organization of the army, and in the various staff departments; and the cavalry, hitherto scattered among the three grand divisions into which the six corps of the army had been consolidated--two corps in each — and without organization as a corps, were now consolidated and soon placed in a state of greater efficiency. To improve them he had sent them out upon raids within the Confederate lines, and for several weeks the region between Bull Run and the Rapidan was the theatre of many daring cavalry exploits. To give more efficiency to the troops covering Washington in 1862, they were formed into an organization called the Army of Virginia, and placed under the command of Maj.-Gen. John Pope. General Halleck was then general-in-chief of all the armies, with his headquarters at Washington. The corps of the new army were commanded, respectively, by Generals McDowell, Banks, and Sigel. When McClellan had retreated to Harrison's L
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
Sumter (Evacuated)April 14, 1861 Big Bethel (Va.)June 10, 1861 Booneville (Mo.)June 17, 1861 Carthage (Mo.)July 6, 1861 Rich Mountain (Va.)July 10, 1861 Bull Run (Va.) (first)July 21, 1861 Wilson's Creek (Mo.)Aug. 10, 1861 Hatteras Forts CapturedAug. 26-30, 1861 Carnifex Ferry (Va.)Sept. 10, 1861 Lexington (Mo.)Sept. 20,1862 Cross Keys and Port RepublicJune 8 and 9, Seven Days before RichmondJune and July, 1862 Baton Rouge (La.)Aug. 5, 1862 Cedar Mountain (Va.)Aug. 9, 1862 Bull Run (second)Aug. 30, 1862 South Mountain (Md.)Sept. 14, 1862 Harper's Ferry (10,000 Nationals surrendered)Sept. 15, 1862 Antietam (Md.)Sept. 17, 1862 Iuka (Miss. Sumter (Evacuated)April 14, 1861 Big Bethel (Va.)June 10, 1861 Booneville (Mo.)June 17, 1861 Carthage (Mo.)July 6, 1861 Rich Mountain (Va.)July 10, 1861 Bull Run (Va.) (first)July 21, 1861 Wilson's Creek (Mo.)Aug. 10, 1861 Hatteras Forts CapturedAug. 26-30, 1861 Carnifex Ferry (Va.)Sept. 10, 1861 Lexington (Mo.)Sept. 20,<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackburn's Ford, battle at. (search)
Blackburn's Ford, battle at. Preliminary to the severe conflict at Bull Run (July 21, 1861) was a sharp fight on the same stream. at Blackburn's Ford. This ford was guarded by a Confederate force under Gen. James Longstreet. Some National troops under Gen. D. Tyler, a part of McDowell's advancing army, went out towards this ford on a reconnoissance on the 18th. The troops consisted of Richardson's brigade, a squadron of cavalry, and Ayres's battery. Sherman's brigade was held in reserve. He found the Confederates there in strong force, partly concealed by woods. Hoping to draw their fire and discover their exact position, a 20-pound gun of Ayres's batter fired a slot at random among them. A battery in view only responded with grape-shot. Richardson sent forward the 2d Michigan Regiment as skirmishers, who were soon engaged in a hot contest on low ground. The 3d Michigan, 1st Massachusetts, and 12th New York pushed forward, and were son fighting severely. Cavalry and two
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
Bull Run, battles of. The gathering of Confederate troops at Manassas Junction (q. v.) required prompt and vigorous movtzelman, taking a wide circuit more to the left, to cross Bull Run at different points and make a real attack on Beauregard'uly 20) with 6,000 fresh troops. Hunter's column crossed Bull Run at Sudley Church, led by General Burnside, with Rhode Islhe greater portion of the National army was flying across Bull Run towards Centreville — leaving behind them over 3.000 men,t were imperative. The first he heard of the disaster at Bull Run was through a morning paper from Philadelphia, on July 22s army, and prudence dictated its immediate flight across Bull Run, and even to the defences of Washington. But Pope determ effect. This movement was made during the night, across Bull Run, to the heights of Centreville, the brigades of Meade andark, and Lee did not pursue; and in the morning (Aug. 31) Bull Run again divided the two great armies. So ended the second
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chantilly, battle of (search)
Chantilly, battle of On the morning after the second battle at Bull Run Pope was joined at Centreville by the corps of Franklin and Sumner. The next day (Sept. 1, 1862), Lee, not disposed to make a direct attack upon the Nationals, sent Jackson on another flanking movement, the latter taking with him his own and Ewell's division. With instructions to assail and turn Pope's right, he crossed Bull Run at Sudley Ford, and,. after a while, turning to the right, turned down the Little River pike, and marched towards Fairfax Court-house. Pope had prepared to meet this movement. Heintzelman and Hooker were ordered to different points, and just before sunset Reno met Jackson's advance (Ewell and Hill) near Chantilly. A cold and drenching rain was falling, but it did not prevent an immediate engagement. Very soon McDowell, Hooker, and Kearny came to Reno's assistance. A very severe battle raged for some time, when Gen. Isaac J. Stevens, leading Reno's second division in person, was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cocke, Philip St. George 1808- (search)
Cocke, Philip St. George 1808- Military officer; born in Virginia in 1808; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1832; brigadier-general in the Confederate army in 1861; and was commander of the 5th Brigade in the first engagement of Bull Run. After eight months service he returned to his home in Powhatan county, Va., where he died, Dec. 26, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ely, Alfred, 1815-1892 (search)
Ely, Alfred, 1815-1892 Lawyer; born in Lyme, Conn., Feb. 18, 1815; settled in Rochester, N. Y., in 1835; admitted to the bar in 1841; member of Congress in 1859-63. He was taken prisoner by the Confederates while visiting the battle-field of Bull Run in July, 1861, and confined in Libby prison for six months; was then exchanged for Charles J. Faulkner, the minister to France, who had been arrested for disloyalty. While in Libby prison he kept a journal, which was later published as the Journal of Alfred Ely, a prisoner of War in Richmond. He died in Rochester, N. Y., May 18, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fearing, Benjamin Dana 1837-1881 (search)
Fearing, Benjamin Dana 1837-1881 Military officer; born in Harmar, O., Oct. 10, 1837; enlisted in the 2d Ohio Regiment at the outbreak of the Civil War; took part in the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Hoover's Gap, and at Chickamauga, where he was severely wounded. During Sherman's march to the sea he commanded a brigade and was again wounded at Bentonville. General Sherman spoke of him as the bravest man that fought on Shiloh's field. He died in Harmar, O., Dec. 9, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, William Buel 1823- (search)
xico broke out. He served on the staff of General Taylor at the battle of Buena Vista, and was brevetted first lieutenant. Serving as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at West Point for four years, he occupied the same chair, and that of Civil Engineering, in the New York City Free Academy, in 1852. In May, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 12th Infantry, and in July was assigned the command of a brigade in Heintzelman's division. He was in the hottest of the fight at Bull Run; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in September, and appointed to the command of a division of the Army of the Potomac. Franklin did excellent service in the campaign of the Virginia Peninsula, and on July 4, 1862, was promoted to major-general. He served under McClelland in Maryland, and under Burnside at Fredericksburg, and in 1863 was assigned to the Department of the Gulf, under Banks. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general in the regular army, and, resigning in Ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fry, James Barnet 1827-1894 (search)
General Fry registered 1,120,621 recruits, arrested 76,562 deserters, collected $26,366,316, and made an exact enrolment of the National forces. He was brevetted major-general in the regular army, March 13, 1865, for faithful, meritorious, and distinguished services. After the war he served as adjutant-general, with the rank of colonel, of the divisions of the Pacific, the South, the Missouri, and the Atlantic, till 1881, when he was retired from active service at his own request. He was the author of Final report of the operations of the Bureau of the Provost-Marshal-General in 1863-66; Sketch of the adjutant-general's Department of the United States army from 1775 to 1875; History and legal effects of brevets in the armies of Great Britain and the United States, from their origin in 1692 to the present time; Army sacrifices; McDowell and Tyler in the campaign of Bull Run; Operations of the army under Buell; and New York and conscription. He died in Newport, R. I., July 11, 1894.
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